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Voices from Prison

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by Ames K. Swartsfager
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Voices from Prison by Ames K. Swartsfager

This book is for real…He blends a strong, realistic faith and theology with a sense of humor." ---E. Laird Mortimer, III, founder of the Connecticut Chapter of Kairos Prison Ministry. One out of every ten people in the United States is involved with the criminal justice system today. For twenty-one years, he was able to minister to some of them. While doing so, the chaplain met "Red," who swallowed glass; an inmate who "talked to toilets;" "The Preacher," who kept his family Bible; the choir "Where's The Choir?" which is locked up on Christmas day and the "Saint." Chaplain Ames was confronted with women who wanted to rape him in "Women;" married couples in prison ("A Family Matter"); "Shakey," a man who had been in prison so long that when he was released, he escaped back into prison; a mass murderer; and the strangest "Christmas present" ever offered to him. The chaplain also was introduced to the "Gentleman" gangster; "Mr. Chin," the head of a heroin smuggling tong; a fire engine stealing "Organist." At a maximum security institution for women, the chaplain had to watch out for women who might "Fly Away;" make sure he always had a "Box Full of Tissues;" was surprised during the service of "Foot Washing;" and counseled "The Woman Who Wanted to Die.

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Size: 841 KB
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781634183550 (DRM-EPUB)

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